News from El Punt Avui

Lluís Cabrera
Founder and head of the Taller de Músics school

“Rosalía kept the teachers on their toes”

Rosalía’s concerts in Barcelona in December topped off a fabulous year for the young singer from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, and they coincided with the year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of...

The WORLD is coming to an end

A change of decade (not to mention a change of century or millenium) always tends to bring with it a sense of doom, perhaps because looking back inevitably invites looking ahead, and the future is generally...


The two C’s

Regrettably, and not for the first time, I have spent most of my Christmas holidays visiting the hospital. And being a great believer in letting out anything that is playing on your mind rather than letting...


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Santa Llúcia, Barcelona. Neil Stokes
Photo: Andreu Puig / Text:.

Christmas in Catalonia

Jingle Bells, fairy lights, big family meals and gifts are all part of Christmas just about everywhere in the western world, but each country has its own festive idiosyncrasies and traditions, and Catalonia...

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Tarragona

In the morning:Adernats - Catedral del Vi (Nulles, Tarragona)The Vinícola de Nulles cooperative winery is the result of the efforts of an entire community to make a dream come true after the desolation...


Trousers down for Christmas

Rosalía, Johnson and Thunberg are among the most popular caricatures for this year’s traditional caganers, as towns turn on their festive lights


A government at last for Spain

Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists again fail to get a majority in the November 10 election, forcing the party into a deal with Pablo Iglesias’ Podemos party


Protesting the sentences

Jail terms for Catalan independence leaders unleash a wave of protest and unrest across the country, while late dictator Franco’s remains are finally exhumed


Objective independence

Tens of thousands again turn out in Barcelona on September 11 to call for self-determination, as grape farmers go on strike over prices with the harvest near